The probe into the manner in which the money was spent by the subordinate judges will be conducted by a panel of three high court judges constituted by Delhi High Court Chief Justice G Rohini.

Sources in the high court and subordinate judiciary said on Monday that the panel comprising justices Vipin Sanghi, Rajiv Shakdher and V K Rao will scrutinise the documents including utilisation certificate submitted by the judicial officers on purchase of these items.
The sources said that under the scheme around 300 judges were sanctioned Rs 1.1 lakh each for upgrading their office computers and infrastructure.
A circular while allocating funds for purchase of electronic gadgets was issued to the judges early this year in which it was stated that the judicial officers have the freedom to buy computers, laptops or iPads, to increase their efficiency in disposal of cases.
The sources, however, said that the circular did not mention how the money has to be spent and that a part of it has to be kept separately for maintenance of gadgets.
The sources said that the probe panel recently issued show cause notices to all the judicial officers, who have allegedly misused the funds, and directed them to furnish details regarding the same.

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